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Martin Roberts

Dr Martin Roberts FHEA, FCMA, CGMA

Summary


I teach across a range of related areas in the field of finance and accounting, specialising in management accounting. Due to my previous and on-going involvement experience in industry at director level, I have the status of Fellow Chartered Management Accountant (FCMA), which is the highest award granted by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). 

The industry experience that I have comes from working for large FTSE100 companies such as, Cadbury's, Smith and Nephew, Rexam, Alliance and Leicester. For twelve years, as well as lecturing, I was also working with Eldon Electric Ltd as a consultant UK Finance Director. My PhD is based on research into communication apprehension and communication self-efficacy in accounting students. 

I have always been interested in ensuring accounting students are ready to add value to any organisation and as such, I have been involved in publishing papers, presenting papers, and obtaining grants on pedagogic issues such as group work, communication apprehension and financial literacy. 

The experience obtained from both industry and teaching has allowed me to chair and be a member of several examination panels for the chartered and certified professional accounting bodies (CIMA, ACCA). 

I am also very proud to have been recognised by the students for my efforts by being a recipient of Sheffield Hallam University's Inspirational Teaching Award - 2015, 2013 and 2019, and I have won the Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching in recognition of receiving an Inspirational Teaching Award in these three previous years. 

Teaching interests - accounting - accounting and financial management - business and accounting - facilities management research interests - financial literacy - undergraduate teaching - management accounting - managing finance - professional accounting skills for business decisions Postgraduate teaching - CIMA P1- facilities management - SIG executive development programme - Youngman's executive development programme.

  • About

    Qualifications

    • 2017: Doctor of Philosophy, Fin Accounting & Man Accounting, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2012: M.Res Business, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2008: FHEA -Fellow of the Higher Education Authority, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2006: Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Other
    • 1995: BA Accounting and Management Control, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2008 to date: FCMA - Fellow Chartered Management Accountant, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
    • 2000 to date: CGMA - Chartered Global Management Accountant, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

    CPD/ Attendance at annual conferences

    HEA fellow

    • 2014: , Higher Education Academy (HEA)

    Member of Board of Directors or other governance role

    Board member

    • 2014: , CIMA, United Kingdom

    Chairman

    • 2004: , CIMA's Ajudication Working Party, United Kingdom


    Recipient of the Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching


    Teaching expertise

    • Management Accounting

    Research

    • Finance Accounting and Business Systems

    Industry Links

    • Board member CIMA
    • Consultancy

  • Teaching

    Sheffield Business School

    Fin Accounting & Man Accounting

    2013 to present: The Professional Accountant, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    2012 to present: Management Accounting , Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    2004 to 2012: CIMA P1, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    2004 to present: Management Accounting, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

  • Publications

    Conference papers

    Brook, S., & Roberts, M. (2019). What are the determinants of student performance on an undergraduate accounting and finance degree? In Accounting Education SIG conference 2019 in Ghent (Belgium), Ghent, Belgium, 22 May 2019 - 24 May 2019. https://www.journals.elsevier.com/the-british-accounting-review/call-for-papers/bafa-accounting-education-sig-annual-conference-ghent-2019-c

    Books

    Roberts, M. (Ed.). (2019). Management Accounting Applications. Kaplan.

    Roberts, M. (Ed.). (2019). Management Accounting Applications. Kaplan.

    Theses / Dissertations

    Roberts, M. (2017). An investigation into communication apprehension and self-efficacy of first year accountancy students. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Hassall, T.

    Presentations

    Roberts, M. (2019). Higher Degree Apprenticeships (HDAs) for Accounting in UK, the story so far and the threats and opportunities for accounting education. Presented at: BAFA SIG Accounting Education Conference, Ghent, Belgium

    Roberts, M. (2018). An Investigation into communication apprehension and communication self-efficacy in first year undergraduate students.

    Roberts, M. (2014). Improving group work in accounting: a student perspective.

    Roberts, M. (2010). Work Placements Work! Why? An Investigation of Why Communication Skills Improve During Work Placements.

    Roberts, M. (2010). Work Placements Work! Why? An Investigation of Why Communication Skills Improve During Work Placements.

    Other publications

    Roberts, M., Joyce, J., & Hassall, T. (2010). Work placements work! why? : an investigation of why communication skills improve during work placements. Zia World Press: http://www.irbrp.com/static/documents/July/2010/20.%20Martin.pdf

    Joyce, J., Hassall, T., & Roberts, M. (2010). Work placements work - why? An investigation of why communication skills improve during work placements - International Review of Business Research Papers. International Review of Business Research Papers

  • Other activities

    External Responsibilities

    • 2012: Recruitment lead Accounting, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    HEA fellow or senior fellow

    • 2008: Fellow Chartered Management Accountant, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), United Kingdom

    Prize or best paper

    • 2015: University Inspirational Teacher Award, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2013: University Inspirational Teacher Award, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    Research funding or grant

    • 2014: An Investigation into Group Work, BMAF, United Kingdom

    Other

    • 2016: Bloomberg Market Concepts, Blooomberg, United States of America

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